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Grand Plans: How The Simple Planning Diagram Has Shaped Our Cities

Grand Plans: How The Simple Planning Diagram Has Shaped Our Cities | visual data |

A new exhibition charts how powerful abstract drawings – from Le Corbusier's radiant city to the US township grid – have defined the nature of urban development.

An exhibition opened this month in San Francisco that charts the visual history and influence of the planning diagram, from the radial spokes of the garden city wheel to the New York set-back rule.

Grand Reductions: 10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning argues that these simple, abstract illustrations are "iconic distillations of values, policy agendas and ideologies".

"Planning indulges in the same world of image making that artists and advertisers do," writes Andrew Shanken, professor of architecture and urbanism at UC Berkeley. "Every plan is an act of persuasion, an argument for an alternative way of life that attempts to posit or convince an audience of that alternative."

VIsit the link for a look at five diagrams that have had a lasting impact on the way cities and countrysides are shaped.

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Vintage Data Visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era

Vintage Data Visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era | visual data |

Graphics, charts, diagrams and visual data representations have been published on books, newspapers and magazines since they've existed, not to mention old maps and scientific illustrations...

Despite the lack of tools such as the ones we have at our disposal nowadays, they are as inspiring and important as the best contemporary visualizations. Visit the article link for a gallery of vintage visualizations...

Mariana Soffer's comment, July 20, 2013 9:39 AM
my pleasure
Charlley Luz's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:26 AM

muito legal, os Infográficos antes de existir a internet. 35 exemplos de infográficos no papel :) Achei falta do Marcha para Moscou do Minard ;

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:57 PM

El brasileño Tiago Veloso, fundador de Visual Loop, nos ofrece 35 interesantísimas representaciones visuales de distintos fenómenos y eventos que permiten hacer un paseo por la historia de la ilustración científica.

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What Transit Maps Reveal About Cities

What Transit Maps Reveal About Cities | visual data |
For a snapshot of a city, you might opt for a postcard. But for a graphical element that speaks to the individuality of a locale, transit maps are prime for studying.

Some iconic, others unheralded, transit maps offer users a fingertip guide through seeming chaos, arranging the city while holding true to its particularities. Whether using a geographical framework (like New York) or a schematic design (known as a diagram, which is used most frequently), cities often swirl those ideas together, bending train lines and inserting key landmarks to tell a cultural story and serve as a wayfinding tool...

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A Guide to Infographic Elements

A Guide to Infographic Elements | visual data |

When it comes to visualizing data, it’s important to pick the right graph and the right kind of data range. Make it too detailed, and information gets lost and the reader leaves confused. Too simplified, and your data’s integrity is weakened.

Choosing the right infographic element shouldn’t be an art but common sense. After all, it’s an infographic – readers should get the gist of things at first glance and not have to get crossed-eyed in making sense of things...

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General reference for basic visualization design elements, applications, and best practices...

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | visual data |

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:20 PM

So often when we understand a concept or the relationship of big ideas, we say "I see!" .  Infographics help us see, and be seeing help us think.  This collection of diagrams have impacted the world we live in.  Take a look, perhaps you'll see...

Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:59 AM

I see! - goes together with embodied cognition? It seems so... Infographics as a key?

bancoideas's curator insight, December 30, 2012 9:28 AM

Ideas acerca de las ideas que tenemos sobte nosotros/as mismos/as y el mundo que co-construimos

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Points of view: Arrows

Points of view: Arrows | visual data |

Arrows are one of the most commonly used graphical devices in scientific figures. In the July 2011 issue of Nature Methods alone I counted nearly 300 instances of arrows; more than half of the figures contain them. Given the widespread use of arrows, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at this privileged class of diagrammatic form and how we might benefit from its use.

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